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Georgia injuries pile up, Blaylock, Grant out in title game

Dec. 7, 2019 7:28 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia injuries continue to mount in Saturday's Southeastern Conference championship game. Among the Bulldogs who were banged up against No. 1 LSU were wide receiver Dominick Blaylock and outside linebacker Walter Grant. Blaylock was ruled out in the first quarter for the rest of the game...

Roberts scores 13 to lift Georgia State past Mercer 73-61

Dec. 7, 2019 7:19 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Justin Roberts registered 13 points and six assists as Georgia State topped Mercer 73-61 on Saturday. Corey Allen had 16 points for Georgia State (6-3), which won its fifth straight game. Damon Wilson added 16 points and Kane Williams had 12. Mercer put up 18 points in the first half, a...

Hughes scores career-high 33 in 97-63 Syracuse win

Dec. 7, 2019 5:41 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Elijah Hughes was cooking early, Buddy Boeheim got hot late, and Syracuse shut down the ACC’s leading scorer all the way Saturday in a 97-63 victory at Georgia Tech that snapped a three-game losing streak for the Orange. Hughes scored 26 of his career-high 33 points in the first half,...

Voting site reopened in Georgia after grassroots fight

Dec. 7, 2019 5:26 PM EST

HAZLEHURST, Ga. (AP) — When local election officials shut down a polling site in a predominantly black area of a rural Georgia county, displaced voters couldn’t look to the federal government to intervene as it once did in areas with a history of racial disenfranchisement. So residents banded...

FIU downs Kennesaw State 84-81 behind Andrews

Dec. 7, 2019 3:29 PM EST

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Devon Andrews scored 20 points and made four steals as Florida International held off Kennesaw State 84-81 on Saturday to win its fourth straight. Osasumwen Osaghae scored 18 points and Trejon Jacob added 16 and made seven assists for Florida International (7-3), which never trailed...

Voting site reopened in Georgia after grassroots fight

Dec. 7, 2019 8:28 AM EST

HAZLEHURST, Ga. (AP) — When local election officials shut down a polling site in a predominantly black area of a rural Georgia county, displaced voters couldn’t look to the federal government to intervene as it once did in areas with a history of racial disenfranchisement. So residents banded...

Smith leads Georgia Southern past Carver College 100-70

Dec. 6, 2019 9:25 PM EST

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Ike Smith had 17 points to lead six Georgia Southern players in double figures as the Eagles rolled past Carver College 100-70 on Friday night. Elijah McCadden and Quan Jackson added 13 points apiece for the Eagles. Eito Yuminami and Trey Dawkins chipped in 11 points each. McCadden...

Detroit police officer suspended after cop's death retires

Dec. 6, 2019 4:35 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit police officer responding to a home invasion was fatally shot by a man hiding in the basement, while a senior officer stayed at his patrol car a block away, investigators said. Sgt. Ronald Kidd, a 21-year veteran, suddenly retired this week after Chief James Craig suspended and...

Judge dismisses charges against 3 officers in stun gun death

Dec. 6, 2019 3:26 PM EST

SANDERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia prosecutor said he is appealing a judge's decision that three white former sheriff's deputies can't be tried on murder charges in the death of a black man who was repeatedly shot with a stun gun. District Attorney Hayward Altman of Georgia's Middle Judicial Circuit told...

Classic SEC match-up: LSU's offense vs. Georgia's defense

Dec. 6, 2019 2:54 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — LSU is perfectly comfortable in an offensive shootout, both teams racing up and down the field, throwing caution to the wind and lighting up the scoreboard with big play after big play. Georgia would prefer a defensive quagmire, where every yard in a struggle, the sort of knock-'em-back...